OBITUARIES 6/4/14

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ELIZABETH JOAN GRIFFIN

SOUTHPORT — Elizabeth Joan Griffin, age 79, of Southport, NC died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

She was born on September 4, 1934 in Harnett County, NC, the daughter of the late Flynn Rosser and Catherine Black Rosser and was preceded in death by her husband, William "Billy" Griffin, and sister, Vivian Wooten. She was a longtime member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church. She was a retired office manager with CP&L.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Perry and husband Bill of Fayetteville, NC; five grandchildren, David, Rachel, Trey, Angela and Rebecka; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Cameron, Grace and Madison; a brother, Bobby Rosser of Olivia, NC; four sisters, Mabel McDuffie, Mary Catherine Thomas, Lillian Barrett, all of Sanford, NC and Dorcus Akers of Newport, News, VA.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Oak Island Presbyterian Church with Pastor Walter Taylor officiating. Interment will follow Monday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at The Fort Bragg Post Cemetery in Fayetteville, NC.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 until 8:30 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, Southport.

Online condolences may be sent to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

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JOY RUTH THOMAS GARNER

CARTHAGE — Joy Ruth Thomas Garner, 71, of Carthage, died Monday (6/2/14) at Pinelake Nursing Home in Carthage.

A celebration of life will be held today at 2 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will follow at Shallow Well Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born in Broadway, on May 14, 1943, to Elton and Ruth Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elton and Ruth Thomas; and brother, Rex Thomas.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jerry Garner; sons, Christopher Allen of Red Springs, Marty Garner, Scott Garner, and Dennis Garner, all of Carthage; sister, Kay Papa of New Jersey; six grandchildren and a host of friends.

Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.

JACKIE RAY SLOAN

VASS — Jackie “Jack” Ray Sloan, 74, of Vass, died Monday (6/2/14) at his home.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Trey Martin officiating. Burial will follow at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

He was born in Drumwright, Okla., on Nov. 15, 1939, to Hairm Lee and Blanche Moryen Sloan. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. Upon retiring from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service, he made his home in Vass.

He is survived by special friends, David and Wanda Cummings and family of Vass and his morning coffee group at the Neighbor Country Store.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hairm Lee and Blanche Moryen Sloan.

Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.

SEALINA MAGGIE ANDERSON

SANFORD — Funeral service for Sealina Maggie Anderson, 83, who died Thursday (5/29/14), was held at 12 p.m. Tuesday at First Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas E. Smith Sr. officiating. Burial was at Lee Memory Gardens.

Soloists were Dorothy Matthews and Tracy Woods.

Pallbearers were Wildred Steadman, Otis Steadman, Darren Steadman and Steven Burch.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.

JACK BYRD

DUNN — Jack Byrd, 78, of Dunn, formerly of Bunnlevel, died Tuesday (5/27/14) in Dunn.

He was born Feb. 28, 1936, to Pinkston Gray and Addie (Godwin) Byrd in Harnett County. He was married to Hazel Lee and they had three children. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Melvin Byrd and Eugene Byrd; and a brother, John Olin Byrd.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Wayne and Ginger Chagnon of Havre, Mont.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at Bunnlevel  Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bill Goodnight officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory of Lillington.

Online condolences at www.oppfh.com.

ARZALIA TAYLOR

SANFORD — Arzalia Taylor, 85, died Monday (6/2/14) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1929 to the late Lacy and Augusta Nettles in Pittsboro. She was a member of Mitchell Chapel A.M.E Zion Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jim David Taylor; three sons, James Taylor and Michael Taylor, both of Pittsboro, and Cedric Taylor of Durham; three daughters, Shirley Taylor-Edwards (Ted), Sylvia Townsend (Howard), and Cathy Taylor, all of Pittsboro; one brother, Lacy Nettles of Pittsboro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pittsboro. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.

HENRY LATHAM HODGES

SANFORD — Memorial service for Henry Latham “Rusty” Hodges, 72, of Sanford, who died Wednesday (5/28/14), was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Craig J. Lister. A service of committal preceded the memorial service at Buffalo Cemetery with military honors.

During the service the congregation sang, and the organist was Sophia Johnson. Lectors were Kack Harris, Kylie Hodges, Wyatt Hodges and Jackson Hodges. Chalice Bearers were Jeff Ward and Peggy Nelson and the Crucifer was Bob Nelson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the Kiwanis Club of Sanford.

Online condolences may be made at www.rogerspickard.com.

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

ROBERT FRANKLIN ANDREWS

SILER CITY — Robert Franklin “Frank” Andrews, 84, of Siler City, died Tuesday (6/3/14) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

He was born in Alamance County on Jan. 25, 1930, the son of Walter Ross and Era (Jones) Andrews. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Van Thomas Inc. after 42 years of service. He was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and held numerous other church offices. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lois Moore Andrews; his parents; sisters, Irene Newlin, Hazel Miller and Nancy Andrews; and brothers, Glenn, Joe, Samuel, Dale and Tommy Andrews.

He is survived by one sister, Marie Andrews of Graham; sisters-in-law, Elsie Andrews and Billie Andrews, both of Burlington, and Evangeline Andrews of Graham; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Moore and wife Audrey of Siler City, and William Moore and wife Edna of Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at Bonlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Brandon Dobson and the Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Bonlee with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Smith & Buckner Funeral Home.